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    19 October 2020
    Bello, Lopez nakunsensiya
    Inihayag ng mga represntante ng mga labor group sa harap ng dalawang ang kanilang saloobin upang hilingin na ibigay sa manggagawa ang nararapat sa kanila na naayon sa Saligang Batas. Ikinatuwa ng labor group ang pahayag ng pamahalaan na gagawan ng paraan para maibigay ang 13th month pay, sa ginawang dayalogo kamakailan kung saan napagdesisyunan na walang deferment, cancellation at postponement ng pagbibigay nito sa mga manggagawa.
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    17 October 2020
    Unrest among Dole plantation workers
    Sofriano Mataro, ALU-TUCP regional vice president for Southern Mindanao Region, pointed out that the effect of the pandemic is negligible and cannot be used by Dole to justify the layoffs given the resilience of its strong export markets. It has deep corporate pockets and the current troubles attributable to the pandemic are a mere blip. The termination is doubly painful to severed workers to lose their livelihood as the countrys economy sinks deeper into recession caused by the pandemic lockdowns, said Mataro. Other disenfranchised employees have asked the help of the labor federation to convey their appeal to the top executives of Itochu to stop any further layoffs of regular workers.
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    16 October 2020
    ITS FINAL 13th Month Pay Must Be Given
    The Department of Labor and Employment has said that even the firms that have folded up due to the coronavirus pandemic are still mandated to grant their workers final pay, which includes the 13th month.The issue on whether companies distressed due to the coronavirus pandemic can defer or be exempted from giving the 13th month pay of their workers has been resolved: they cannot. In fact, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said earlier that even the firms that have folded up are still mandated to grant their workers final pay, which includes the 13th month.
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    16 October 2020
    No deferment of 13th month pay
    The Associated Labor Unions (ALU) and Trade Union Congress of the Philippines hailed Bellos move, saying that it is good news to millions of employees who were demoralized upon knowing that their 13th month payment might be deferred or altogether scrapped. This positive development proves that social dialogue between labor, business and government, particularly on important issues involving these key sectors really worker, said ALU National Executive Vice President Gerard Seno. Under the law, rank and file employees in the private sector shall be entitled to 13th month pay regardless of their position, designation, or employment status, and irrespective of the method by which their wages are paid, provided that they have worked for at least one month during the calendar year.
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    16 October 2020
    13th month pay must be given
    Confronted by vehement opposition from workers groups, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III stepped back from his own suggestion to exempt or allow distressed companies to defer the payment of 13th month pay and said the required bonus be given to employees on or before Dec. 25 as required by law. We will not postpone or defer, and we will not give any exemption to the payment of 13th month pay, Bello announced in a televised government briefing on Thursday, adding that the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) will issue the formal order on Friday.
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    16 October 2020
    No delay, exemptions on grant of 13th month pay, DOLE says
    Private sector workers can look forward to a merry holiday season despite the Covid-19 pandemic as they would get their 13th month pay before Christmas, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said yesterday In a Laging Handa briefing, Bello said the DOLE will implement Presidential Decree 851 which provides for the grant of the mandatory benefit. We will not postpone, we will not defer and we will not give an exemption to the payment of 13th month pay. The law says pay the workers the 13th month pay on or before December 24 and that will be implemented by DOLE, Bello added. He said they are preparing a proposal to be submitted to the Department of Finance to provide subsidy to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) for the grant of the benefit to their workers.
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